Scaley Leg and Bumble Foot ???????

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Varooka, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Varooka

    Varooka Hatching

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    Does anyone have Hens that have either of these conditions? I am worried that two of mine may have these??? and at the moments cannot afford the Vet costs. Pictures would be good and perhaps known cures. Cheers Varooka
     
  2. ch1cknpr1ncess

    ch1cknpr1ncess Hatching

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    Hi dear. I'm going to post some links of pictures of bumblefoot and scaly leg for you. None of my hens have had either, but I know people who have had hens with these conditions, and these are accurate pictures.

    Bumblefoot:
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LTuzCB1oQ...KR8/s1600/7-26-11+Bumblefoot+pics+%282%29.jpg

    http://www.fishpondinfo.com/photos/birds/chickens/bumble.jpg


    Scaly leg:
    http://keep-hens-raise-chickens.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/scaly-leg-mite.bmp

    http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu311/saramarks132/Picture040.jpg

    First decide if these are what you are dealing with, then look into treatment options. Also research prevention. Handling your flock everyday is the best way to stay on top of these things before they become too serious. Usually experience is the best teacher.

    Good luck to you and your hens!
     

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